Physician biography

Robert W. Dugas, M.D


Dr. Robert Dugas was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Dugas completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University and earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, followed by a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Robert Dugas has been active in the practice of Orthopaedic surgery since 1989. In 2006, he returned to Louisiana after spending 16 years in Lincoln.

Following eight years of practice in Louisiana, where he was the founder of The Baton Rouge Sports Medicine Clinic, an Instructor and an Assistant Professor for the LSU Department of Orthopaedics’ Resident Education Program, and The Lafayette General/University Medical Center’s Director of Orthopaedic Resident Education. Dr. Dugas serves as the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department.

While at LSU, he was a three-year football letterman. He is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame. During his football career, he was an Academic All-American, a Football News All-American Offensive Tackle, a two-time All Southeastern Conference Offensive Tackle, and in 1978, he received the Jacob’s Trophy Award, where he was honored as the SEC’s Top Offensive Lineman.  In 2016, Dr. Dugas received recognition from The Southeastern Conference as an SEC Legend.

Dr. Dugas is married and has four children, two sons and two daughters. He enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and golf. 


Joint Replacement – Shoulder and Knee
Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
Sports Medicine
General Orthopaedics



B.S. – Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, 1979

M.D. – Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans, 1983

Post Grad Training

Rotating Surgical Internship: Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983-1984

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans, 1984-1988

Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988-1989

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Sports Medicine 


American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
The Arthroscopy Association of North America

Clinical Team

Advanced Practice Provider: Amanda L. Young, PA-C
Primary Clinical Assistant: Amanda S., MEd, ATC, Amber B., BSN, RN

North office – Lincoln

575 South 70th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 436-2000

Outreach Clinics

Osceola (First Wednesday Morning)

Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Hospital
531 Beebe Street
P.O. Box 428
Osceola, NE 68651

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